Now on PBS | Teen Sexual Harassment at Work
Sexual harassment is a vastly underreported phenomenon, but some brave young women are stepping up publicly to tell their stories.
In the program, abused teenagers share their own stories with senior correspondent Maria Hinojosa.
We track their legal journeys to justice, and how the issue impacts teenagers across the country — many of whom don’t know how to report workplace abuse, or to even recognize when their bosses cross the line.
In this excerpt, Ali Tomlin tells her emotional story of sexual harassment at the hands of a manager at a Jamba Juice franchise in Washington State. Ali, who was 17 when she worked there, recounts the inappropriate behavior that she says led her and her mother to file a lawsuit against the company. The case was settled, and Ali received $85,000.
Jamba Juice fired the manager in question.What are the different types of sexual harassment? If discrimination and/or sexual harassment occur, what are the victims options to resolve the issue?